We reunite refugee families

The Red Cross helps refugees living in Finland that have been separated from their families and want get reunited with their family members in Finland.

We offer information, advice and help. We cooperate with a sponsor living in Finland, a representative for a minor, the municipal authorities, Finnish diplomatic missions abroad, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI).

Any decisions on family reunification are made by the Finnish Immigration Service that also processes all residence permit applications.

We take care of travel arrangements

After a favourable decision from Finnish Immigration Service, the Red Cross takes care of the practical travel arrangements for the family members, if necessary. However, the Red Cross does not pay travelling expenses.

According to the law that entered into force in the beginning of 2011, the State of Finland compensates the travelling expenses to Finland only for family members of quota refugees. In special cases, travelling expenses compensation can be applied for from the Finnish Immigration Service.

When necessary, the Red Cross provides advice in practical matters also to persons outside the scope of the State compensation.
Our cooperation partners also include international organisations, such as International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement help families separated by various disasters and conflict situations. We trace lost family members and forward messages in conflict zones.

The Red Cross helps asylum seekers living in Finland who have been separated from their families and want to be reunited with their family members in Finland.

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Ururka Laanqayrta Cas wuxuu soo bandhigayaa caawin uu dadka ka caawinayo war la’aanta, iyadoo dadka isku qoyska ah ee kala maqan laga caawinayo siday isu heli lahaayeen iyo siday u wada xiriiri lahaayeen.

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La Croix-Rouge apporte un peu de réconfort dans l’incertitude des membres des familles séparées en les aidant à se retrouver et à maintenir le contact entre eux.